Some more on Dormouse features. Dormouse is like previous generation tour guide systems only in as much as it provides audio – but it takes the tour guide experience to quite a new level. Since Dormouse can create randomized soundscapes, it’ll never sound the same twice – even when visitors return multiple times. Since it is polyphonic, it’s easy to overlay additional triggered sound effects or narrative tracks, without ever having to stop the background audio.
* support of different languages, hearing impaired (using headset or t-coil), visually impaired (as part of the QuickSilver™ Caterpillar system), or for different content depending on interests or for different age groups
* any number of audio tracks within the limitation of available memory
* triggering by barcode, RFID, location based information derived from beacons (direct or triangulation), or Mad’s recognition system with sensors built into exhibits/locations
* language/use selection by pre-configuration or by interactive display
* trigger other events that are part of the system (lighting/special effects/other audio or video)
* trigger all devices in a group when an entire group (or family) reaches a certain point – and the entire group can have different content